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NGA contracts with Planet for small satellite imagery

October 31, 2016By

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has signed a $20 million introductory contract with Planet that will provide small satellite collection and coverage of most of the Earth’s landmass. The agreement is a step toward harnessing the potential, capabilities and services of the small sat and commercial imagery environment. The NGA will have access to a global imagery refresh every 15 days of most... read more

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NGA hackathon creates new tools for disaster response

August 4, 2016By

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), GEO Huntsville and AEgis Technologies hosted a two-day inaugural hackathon May 2-3 at Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, dubbed #GEOHackHSV. Most of you are familiar with hackathons, but this one was focused on geospatial solutions for first responders with NGA’s GeoQ as a foundation. The goal was to hack unclassified geospatial datasets and open-source tools to build... read more

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GeoQ: Robust homeland security tools for first responders

November 5, 2015By

When I was the GIS manager of the Atlanta Regional Commission, the most rewarding and important work we did was geospatial support for our first responders. The culmination of this effort was creation of a portable GIS that we could set up in the field on short notice anywhere in the region to provide situational awareness for first responders. The... read more

2015 GEOINT Workshop Key to Defense Symposium

September 3, 2015By

The Huntsville Space and Missile Defense Symposium, held Aug. 10-13, featured an informative GEOINT Workshop. By Art Kalinski, GISP Two weeks ago I attended a GEOINT Workshop, which was a part of the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. The workshop was opened by the primary organizer, Chris Johnson. Chris has headed up many geospatial... read more

Art Kalinski Reports from GEOINT 2015

June 23, 2015By

Editor’s Note:This week, Geointelligence Insider’s Art Kalinski reports from GEOINT 2015, being held in Washington, D.C., June 22-25. GEOINT 2015 is not your daddy’s geospatial conference. If there is a common theme to this convention, it’s the problem of too much data and not enough analysts, so there are many exhibitors addressing the issue with automated systems that merge the... read more

Image Matters to Support NGA’s Accelerating Map of the World Initiative

December 3, 2014By

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded Image Matters LLC a contract to address some of the agency’s most pressing challenges through its Accelerating Map of the World Initiative. The initiative will deliver innovative solutions that expedite and strengthen the agency’s Map of the World (MoW). MoW is foundational to the Intelligence Community’s object-based production environment. MoW will provide easy access... read more

NGA Creates Website to Support Ebola Relief Efforts

October 27, 2014By
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency made available October 23 a public-facing website to assist U.S. and international relief efforts to combat the spread of the Ebola virus disease, providing unprecedented online access to its unclassified geospatial intelligence in support of lead federal agencies and partners. NGA’s efforts add important value to the support offered by other organizations, including the All Partners... read more

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NGA Awards Harris Corp. $770M in Mapping Contracts

October 27, 2014By

Harris Corporation has been awarded a potential $770 million in indefinite delivery/requirements contracts for up to five years to provide geospatial data services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Under Foundation GEOINT Content Management (FGCM) contracts, Harris will create high-quality data and products of the Pacific, North America, South America, and Africa regions of the world for use by the U.S.... read more

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NGA’s Bryan Goltry Honored with Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award

April 15, 2014By

This morning at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF) GEOINT 2013* Symposium, the 2013 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence was presented to Bryan Goltry, an analyst at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). NGA Director Letitia A. Long and Dr. Todd S. Bacastow, professor of practice for geospatial intelligence at Penn State University, presented the award to... read more

USGIF Workshop Offers Preview of GEOINT 2013

September 4, 2013By

Two weeks ago, I attended a USGIF workshop in Huntsville sponsored by GEO Huntsville, through the considerable efforts of Directions Magazine Editor-in-Chief and Vice Publisher Joe Francica and his staff.  The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is a non-profit dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft across industry, academia, government, professional organizations and individual stakeholders. The workshop was a... read more

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